January 18, 2023
January 18th, 2023 – Axia Women’s Health announced today the promotion of several members of its clinical leadership team. Effective immediately, Richard Gates, MD will assume the role of Chief Medical Officer, partnering with Thomas Dardarian, DO as Deputy Chief Medical Officer to oversee all clinical operations. Jennifer Stuck, DO will serve in a newly created role of Chief Medical Informatics Officer working with the organization’s IT team to optimize the Axia technology platform.
All three physicians held previous leadership roles at Axia Women’s Health as Vice Presidents of Medical Affairs for their regions. This new leadership structure acknowledges the breadth of the CMO role and responsibilities, the critical importance of technology to both providers and patients, and establishes a strong foundation for continued success.
“I’m thrilled and honored to be chosen as Axia’s Chief Medical Officer during this exciting time of growth for the company,” said Dr. Richard Gates. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the amazing clinical team we have in place to continue our vision of leading the way in improving women’s health.”
Dr. Richard Gates, Chief Medical Officer, brings nearly 30 years’ experience as an OB/GYN and has extensive expertise in leading clinical teams. Before joining Axia, Dr. Gates served as President of the Medical Staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis where he oversaw a team of more than 1,500 providers. Dr. Thomas Dardarian, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, has over 15 years’ experience as an OB/GYN and has held prominent leadership positions, including serving as former President of the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Jennifer Stuck, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, brings nearly 20 years’ experience as an OB/GYN and has held several leadership positions, including spearheading clinical committees at Axia aimed at enhancing the provider experience.
Eduard de Vries, Chief Information Officer at Axia Women’s Health shared, “We are excited to have Dr. Jennifer Stuck join our technology group as Chief Medical Informatics Officer, lending clinical expertise to the Axia technology platform. Her unique skill set and perspective as a practicing physician will enable us to deliver a best-in-class experience for our providers, colleagues, and patients.”
“We’re thrilled to recognize all of our talented physician leaders who bring deep clinical and leadership expertise to their roles. We’re confident our new leaders will help propel us forward as we continue on our path of rapid growth,” said Gaurov Dayal, MD, Chief Executive Officer at Axia Women’s Health.
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